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Adjutant General Corps (42)
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Branch description. Plans, develops and operates the Army’s personnel, administrative, and community activities support systems to build and sustain combat readiness. Commands personnel and administrative units and serves as staff advisor in the design and operation of P&A systems. Formulates doctrine and policy for and manages P&A systems for organizations and headquarters at all levels. Plans and develops refinements needed to assure that these systems meet present and future Army requirements, during both war and peace. Responsible for training programs in training centers, schools, and units for these systems.

(1) Plans, develops, and directs personnel systems which support components of the personnel life cycle including strength and personnel accounting, replacement operations, casualty reporting, awards, promotions and reductions, classifications and reclassification, assignment, personnel evaluations, maintenance of personnel records, reenlistment, eliminations and separations.

(2) Develops doctrine, policy and procedures for the management and employment of Army bands.

(3) Plans, develops, and implements procedures and systems to provide community support services to soldiers, family members and civilian employees. Plans and directs community activities and services to include youth activities programs, child development services, arts and crafts, athletic and sports training, non-appropriated funds, Army Emergency Relief and club management.

(4) Plans, develops, and directs administrative management activities and services, to include distributions, publications correspondence, document reproduction, classified document control, records and files management, and application of sophisticated administrative techniques such as word processing and micrographics. Trains military and civilian personnel in administration and personnel services support and develops doctrine for these operations for field and combat applications. Formulates policies for and directs the activities of units engaged in postal operations.

Branch qualifications. DA Pam 600-3 lists qualification for entry and professional development in the branch.

Adjutant General, General (42A).

Description of duties. This is an entry AOC that will be awarded to officers upon completion of the Adjutant General Officer Basic Course (AGOBC). AOC 42A will not be used for coding of positions.

Special qualifications. Must have completed AGOBC.

Special grading of positions. None.

Unique duty positions. None.

Personnel Systems Management (42B).

Description of duties. Plans, develops, and directs personnel systems which support and implement programs concerning the per­sonnel life cycle. Included are strength accounting, maintenance of personnel records, personnel requisitioning, reassignments, reenlist­ments, promotions, casualty reporting, eliminations, and awards and decorations. Manages the activities of personnel operational elements providing specific support to organizations, headquarters, and individuals. Operates personnel and administrative (P&A) sub-sys­tems which support personnel programs and activities. Commands or assists the commander in commanding P&A units. Integrates all aspects of personnel systems within an organization or headquarters and controls the interaction of the various subparts of each.

Special qualifications. Headquarters, Personnel Service Bn will be graded as follows:

(a) Assigned three or more Personnel Detachments or Division equivalent is graded LTC.

(b) Assigned two or fewer Personnel Detachments is graded MAJ.

Special grading of positions. Movements Branch, HHD, Repl Bn (CONUS) will be graded CPT.

Unique duty positions.

(a) Personnel and Administration Battalion Commander, Replacement Battalion Commander and Reception Station Commander.

(b) Deputy G1/AG.

(c) Adjutant General or Deputy Adjutant General.

(d) Personnel Services Battalion Commander.

(e) Military Entrance Processing Station Commander.

(f) Chief, Personnel Service Center.

(g) Personnel Actions Officer.

(h) Personnel Management Officer.

(i) Chief, Transition Center.

Army Bands (42C).

Description of duties. Plans, develops, and directs activities of military bands and musical training of Army band members. Coordinates all band activities of the command. Conducts technical in­spections and evaluates operational status, technical capability, and proficiency of command bands.

Special qualifications. Baccalaureate or advanced degree in band music or in a music education field or equivalent training or experience. Must have thorough knowledge of organizations, mis­sions, functions, and operations of Army bands.

Special grading of positions. None.

Unique duty positions.

(a) Band Commander.

(b) Commander, School of Music.

(c) Staff Band Officer.

(d) Unit Band Officer.

(e) Instructor, School of Music.

Administrative System Management (42E).

Description of duties. Plans, develops, and directs administrative activities and services to include publication, document reproduction, classified document control, courier services, records and files administration, postal, and the employment of sophisticated administration techniques such as word processing and micrographics. Trains military and civilian personnel in organiza­tional administration and develops doctrine for these operations for field and combat use.

Special qualifications. Courier positions in the AOC require TOP SECRET security clearance.

Special grading of positions. None.

Unique duty positions.

(a) Postal Unit Commander (with skill 4J).

(b) Administrative Services Officer.

(c) Administrative Officer.

(d) Postal Officer (with skill 4J).

See Army Pamplet 600-3-42 for more information.

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Above information derived from Army Pamplet Manual 611-21

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